Wide Receiver Justin Blackmon (Oklahoma State), linebacker Travis Lewis (Oklahoma) and running back Malcolm Brown (Texas) were picked for individual awards, highlighting the 2011 Preseason All-Big 12 Football Team, chosen by media representatives who cover the Conference.
Preseason Offensive Player of the Year was awarded to Blackmon while Lewis earned the nod for preseason Defensive Player of the Year. Brown was chosen preseason Newcomer of the Year.
In 2010, Blackmon became the first receiver to garner Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year and was also an All-Big 12 First Team selection. The 6-1 junior was a unanimous All-American last season and won the Biletnikoff Award as the nation's top receiver. Blackmon set an NCAA record with 12 straight games with 100 receiving yards and a touchdown. He also claimed the NCAA sophomore record with 1,782 receiving yards and 20 touchdowns.
Lewis was an All-Big 12 Second Team pick in 2010 and OU's leading tackler with 109 stops, good for 12th in the Conference. He produced three takeaways in the Sooners' Big 12 Championship win with one interception and two fumble recoveries. The 6-2 senior recorded double-digit tackles in four games last season.
Brown joins the Longhorns after completing his prep career at Steele High School in Cibola, Texas. The 6-0 true freshman earned All-America First Team honors from USA Today, CBS College Sports, RivalsHigh.com, ESPN RISE All-America and Parade Magazine. He was two-time first-team all-state, three-time first-team all-district and a three-year starter at running back.
The media Preseason Big 12 Poll will be released on Wednesday, followed by the annual Big 12 Football Media Days to be conducted in Dallas on July 25-26. Live video coverage, including press conferences and one-on-one interviews with a variety of guests, will be featured daily on Big12Sports.com
2011 Preseason All-Big 12 Football Team Offensive Player of the Year: Justin Blackmon, Oklahoma State (WR, 6-1, 215, Jr/2L, Ardmore, Okla.)
Defensive Player of the Year: Travis Lewis, Oklahoma (LB, 6-2, 233, Sr/3L, San Antonio, Texas)
Newcomer of the Year: Malcolm Brown, Texas (RB, 6-0, 215, Fr/HS, Cibolo, Texas/Steele)
Pos Name School Ht Wt Cl/Exp Hometown
WR Ryan Broyles ^# Oklahoma 5-11 187 Sr/3L Norman, Okla.
TE Michael Egnew # Missouri 6-6 240 Sr/3L Plainview, Texas
OL Kelechi Osemele Iowa State 6-6 347 Sr/3L Houston, Texas
OL Levy Adcock # Oklahoma State 6-6 322 Sr/1L Claremore, Okla.
C Ben Habern Oklahoma 6-2 291 Jr/2L Argyle, Texas
OL Luke Joeckel Texas A&M 6-6 304 So/1L Arlington, Texas
OL Lonnie Edwards % Texas Tech 6-4 320 Sr/3L Brownsboro, Texas
WR Justin Blackmon # Oklahoma State 6-1 215 Jr/2L Ardmore, Okla.
QB Landry Jones Oklahoma 6-4 230 Jr/2/L Artesia, N.M.
RB Bryce Brown Kansas State 6-0 220 So/TR Wichita, Kan.
RB Roy Finch Oklahoma 5-8 173 So/1L Niceville, Fla.
RB Cyrus Gray Texas A&M 5-10 198 Sr/3L DeSoto, Texas
PK Grant Ressel Missouri 6-2 190 Sr/2L Jackson, Mo.
KR Coryell Judie Texas A&M 5-11 188 Sr/1L Marlin, Texas
Pos Name School Ht Wt Cl/Exp Hometown
DL Brad Madison Missouri 6-4 265 Jr/2L Bethany, Mo.
DL Frank Alexander Oklahoma 6-3 259 Sr/3L Baton Rouge, La.
DL Ronnell Lewis Oklahoma 6-2 237 Jr/2L Dewar, Okla.
DL Kheeston Randall Texas 6-5 295 Sr/3L Beaumont, Texas
LB Jake Knott2 Iowa State 6-2 243 Jr/2L Waukee, Iowa
LB Travis Lewis ^% Oklahoma 6-2 233 Sr/3L San Antonio, Texas
LB Keenan Robinson ^ Texas 6-3 239 Sr/3L Plano, Texas
DB Markelle Martin Oklahoma State 6-1 198 Sr/3L Wichita Falls, Texas
DB Demontre Hurst Oklahoma 5-9 172 Jr/2L Lancaster, Texas
DB Blake Gideon ^ Texas 6-1 205 Sr/3L Leander, Texas
DB Coryell Judie % Texas A&M 5-11 188 Sr/1L Marlin, Texas
P Quinn Sharp # Oklahoma State 6-1 189 Jr/2L Mansfield, Texas
PR Ryan Broyles ^ Oklahoma 5-11 187 Sr/3L Norman, Okla.
^ 2010 Preseason Team
# 2010 All-Big 12 First Team selection
% 2010 All-Big 12 Second Team selection
Ties in voting created an additional spot at running back.